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Two female lorry drivers in France. One woman wearing the uniform of the VADs drives the lorry and has one hand on the wheel as she leans out of the side window and looks at the camera. The second, who also wears the white shirt and black necktie although under a raincoat, sits in the back of the small open-backed lorry. The lorry, a Vulcan, has what looks like a red cross on the side. To the left of that is written ‘British Red Cross Society’ and to the right ‘St John’s Ambulance Association.’ Below that is written ‘Yorkshire Mine Workers Convoy’. In the background can be seen a row of identical trucks.

Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Lady lorry drivers.’

 

Original URL: http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74546658

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About Everett Sharp

Everett Sharp is a subject expert on the World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings project. He has worked for the University of Oxford on a series of other First World War Projects including the Great War Archive and First World War Poetry Digital Archive. He is also currently working for the Europeana 1914-1918 initiative with the Oxford. His retirement in 2009 didn't go quite according to plan!
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